Fuel Up To Play 60

Make wellness a part of the game plan at your school with Fuel Up to Play 60, an in-school nutrition and physical activity program that encourages today's youth to lead healthier lives.

Fuel Greatness

Fuel Up to Play 60 empowers students to lead their schools in fueling up with nutrient-rich foods like dairy products, fruits, vegetables, lean meats and whole grains, and to be active for at least 60 minutes each day.

Launched by the National Dairy Council, Midwest Dairy and the National Football League in collaboration with the United States Department of Agriculture, Fuel Up to Play 60 has been implemented in 73,000 schools across the country, including more than 12,000 in the Midwest.

To fuel greatness in schools, the program provides:

  • An easy-to-follow online game plan
  • Points, challenges and contests to engage students, educators, families and communities
  • A chance to earn recognition and NFL awards
  • Funding opportunities

How it Works

An adult (or group of adults) like a PE teacher, health teacher or wellness coordinator goes to the Fuel Up to Play 60 website to sign up as the school’s Program Advisor.

Program Advisors then work with student teams to complete six simple steps on the Fuel Up to Play 60 website.

Schools can choose from the list of Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Plays in the Playbook, or invent their own. Student Teams can help plan, promote and execute the Plays.

Schools have access to free resources and tools and can participate in optional contests for cool prizes.

Fuel Up to Play 60 Farm to School Kit

The Fuel Up to Play 60 Farm to School Play-in-a-Box kit takes you and your students on the journey milk takes from the farm to the fridge.

Fuel Up to Play 60 Fight Hunger Kit

The Fuel Up to Play 60 Fight Hunger Play-in-a-Box kit explores the issue of food insecurity and introduces students to how they can be a part of the solution.

Meet the Midwest Fuel Up to Play 60 Player Ambassadors

Harrison Smith

Minnesota Vikings

Harrison Smith is a safety with the Vikings and wears jersey number 22. No stranger to working with youth, Harrionson hosts an annual “Kickin’ It With Harrison” kickball event at the team’s headquarters.

Prince Amukamara

Chicago Bears

Prince Amukamara is a cornerback with the Chicago bears and wears jersey number 20. A former New York Giant, Prince served as a Fuel Up to Play 60 player ambassador for the Giants from 2012 to 2014.

Mitchell Schwartz

Kansas City Chiefs

Mitchell Schwartz is an offensive lineman for the Kansas City Chiefs and wears jersey number 71. Mitchell has started and played in all 112 games of his NFL career with either the Chiefs or the Cleveland Browns, and was named First-team All-Pro in 2018.